Six Sentence Story: Control

Monitor, Monitor Wall, Big Screen, Video Wall, Wall

This had been yet another test case by the men in suits to see how far they could push the naive citizens of their country so that the majority would ultimately vote in their favor.

The planned terrorist attack had been carried out quite smoothly with the number of dead increasing from their previous attacks.

The appropriate noises had been made by the powers that be, the fingers had pointed firmly in the desired direction with the enraged people blindly accepting every lie, though there had been the usual questioning voices but they were soon shamed into silence using keywords like ‘traitor ‘ and ‘unpatriotic.’

How easy it had been to control the masses through fear had surprised even the ones pulling the strings, and thousands had rallied against the framed enemy, whose reputation as a country had been so severely damaged that laughable evidence in the face of this false flag attack had been discussed by serious voices in the media.

Their insatiable thirst for power was driving them to change the map of this world and cruelly carve out new boundaries that would only increase their domination.

Through all this, the only distraction had been the unity and faith of their opponents, all of which they soon sought to crush in the next phase of their psychological attack that would pit citizen against citizen, the crisp notes of currency playing their helpful part in this new, sadistic war that had been imposed on the terrified world and its incensedย  population.

Written for Six Sentence Stories
Cue: FAVOR

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Author: Ugly Aphrodite (Available on Amazon Kindle) Ah, the need to get your thoughts out there! Happy reading folks!
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10 Responses to Six Sentence Story: Control

  1. The World of today! Well written story. Our unity, faith and hope will not fail us.

  2. Omigosh, a kindred writing spirit. I just started writing six-sentence stories for the A to Z Blogging Challenge. How silly to think I was being original! There’s nowhere left to be original.

    I have learned many things during this process, chief among them: it’s HARD to write a complete story with only six sentences! If one requires a beginning, middle and end for a complete story, I’ve fallen short a couple times. Yours are more literary (which I’m not qualified to write), so that might be a characteristic you don’t have to pin on yourself.

    Good stuff. Keep writing! I’ll be back…

    • swritings says:

      Haha! I came across this weekly, six sentence story challenge some time ago! Apparently writers have been at it a while! ๐Ÿ™‚ … Though I get what you mean by ‘..nowhere left to be original!’ … It’s like when you think of something, someone’s already stolen your thunder! ๐Ÿ˜€ ….
      Gosh, yes! It’s not easy writing a story within six sentences (you should try the 3 Line Tales challenge! :)) and sometimes I feel I’m stretching it a bit with extra long sentences! … But everyone has their own unique style… I have learned a lot and tried to experiment with my writings (though usually fall back to what I feel comfortable with! :)) But it’s certainly a fun experience! Thank you so much for stopping by! All the best with your challenge! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. ivywalker says:

    so well written… and so true

  4. Truly terrifying in it’s possibility to become our reality! This so well written that it gave me chills!
    Josie
    from Josie’s Journal

    • swritings says:

      What people are capable of can be quite terrifying to think! But hopefully sanity will prevail and the good ones among us shall stay united! Thank you so much for reading! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  5. valj2750 says:

    “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely” Lord Acton quote of 1887. Politics, I think has always been a manipulation game. Your story probably has happened in the not too distant past. As one of the blind, it is easier to deny reality and take their word for it than believe such horror exists. An exceptionally well written and thought provoking six sentence story. (as always.)

    • swritings says:

      An extremely apt quote! Yes, sadly manipulation has mostly always been in the forefront when it comes to politics… power, greed, ego drives those in authority and like you said it has probably happened and in some ways happening currently as well, but ignorance is bliss and it is easier to deny than accept. Thank you so much for reading and leaving a thought provoking comment!

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